NS 4001 leads 217 over a small trestle that crosses Elkhorn Creek just outside downtown Kimball, WV on a snowy morning.
A relaxed crew member enjoys the ride on a Pusher Set assisting an eastbound coal train heading for Bluefield WV. They have just exited Vivian Tunnel.
Norfolk Southern Dash 9-44CW #9889 bypasses the sleepy railyard near Kimball, WV on January 28, 2021 with its intermodal train deep in the mountains of southern West Virginia.
NS 6D4 rushes east through Kimball, Wv with a pair of CSX YN2 GE's.
With 5 units and 125 empties, 83A rolls through Vivian (Kimball) Westbound. The train will set off 2 units and 60 empties at Caples, and continue with the remaining train up the Tug Fork Branch to... (more)
A westbound Bluefield pusher set rolls downgrade into Vivian Tunnel at Kimball, West Virginia heading toward Farm with a fairly clean SD70ACe as the second locomotive.
A pair of Union Pacific EMD's lead a loaded ethanol train out of West Vivian Tunnel as they climb east towards a crew change in Bluefield. This train would eventually stall at a location up the li... (more)
NKP Heritage Unit gives a hand to a grain train tackling the infamous Elkhorn Grade at Big Four, named after a long forgotten coal company in McDowell Co. WV....
The Nickel Plate Road heritage unit brings up the rear of helper set J5W, passing the severely leaning concrete MP 392 at Kimball, as the fall colors start to show.
Shoving hard on the rear of train 746, the Nickel Plate Road heritage unit pushes the long coal drag toward Bluefield.
Running east through Big Four No.2 tunnel, the NS J57 makes a run to meet with a train for pusher service.
Returning west to Farm for 83J, Norfolk Southern's Virginian Heritage Unit ducks into West Vivian Tunnel on the former N&W.
Returning westbound into Vivian Tunnel to push another train east over the Elkhorn Grade, Norfolk Southern's Reading Heritage Unit rides the rails of the former N&W back to Farm.
Following closely behind a 776, an eastbound work train exits the West Vivian Tunnel with a former Conrail SD40-2 doing the honors.
Eastbound on the N&W mainline, two brand new consecutively numbered EMD SD70ACe's assist NS Q62 upgrade at Kimball. The 130 loads, enroute to Roanoke with two head end locomotives and two Bluefiel... (more)